Shopping out a STTNG and was thinking of either side art decals or mirror blades.
Looking for feedback either way, which art decals or mirror blades did you use.
Few if any mods are "cost effective" from a resale perspective. If you are modding a game it should be because you want to enjoy them, not because you want to profit from the purchase.
That said, to answer your question, mirror blades look great on this game.
From the point of resale. Look at it this way. It's like having a high end car stereo in a used car. Your not going to get more because of of it.
Let's forget about resale. I only mentioned it since most games get sold to bring something else in.
Mods that most people agree on are
Mirror blades or side art decals
Any thoughts or experiences?
I just got a game with the Laser cannons ( I previously owned one with out), and I must say it is a pretty cool mod. Some people do not like the lasers because they can help you line up the shots better, I am not that good so it only helps my game.
I've got the lane extenders on mine and I think they help make it a more fun game. They don't make a tremendous difference, they only help a little. I probably wouldn't use them in a tournament, but for home play it makes the game more "fair".
I started out with side decals on mine originally and then changed to mirror blades. The side decals did look good but they do eventually get damaged due to the lifting of the playfield for maintenance, etc (even with the felt protectors) The mirror blades withstand damage far better but can still be scratched (scratches can be buffed out though). I've also got the lane extenders on mine and recommend them for the average punter, far less drain frustration !! but don't make a massive difference to the amount of drains (still need a WELL timed nudge). I have the laser cannon mod and i have found that my work mates LOVE it, as they aren't too fussy about being competitive just having fun (and YES you can still easily miss )
Black mirror blades for the space effect. Yes get the lane extenders, they help just enough.
I want to put decals or mirrors in my as well. I wish I could see mirrors in person as I'm worried I might find them distracting and out of theme over space themed side decals.
By the way, that chrome work looks great Diamond2002! I'm planning on working on my rails and lockdown soon. Thinking about going with a black or very dark blue speckled powder coat.
In case any one wants our STTNG PinBlades..we just ran out a bunch of new improved ones. Using better lasting Laminate that is tough and durable. They are also cut to the Williams/Bally Shape unlike the previous ones so these will have a much better fit.
If you are interested you can purchase them here.
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